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SSDs do not change the situation regarding swap space (at least, not much). You technically do not require swap space, but it is recommended to have some, depending on your usage. Red Hat recommends that you have 4GB of swap for your amount of RAM, and 8GB if you intend to allow hibernation.
You can't resize your main partition while it is in use. Boot off a live USB or CD and then perform the operations. But first...back up your data.
While it's possible to repartition the system from recovery mode with a tmpfs to copy essential system tools to, I really wouldn't recommend it: It's tedious, more error prone, and requires a lot of experience. You'll likely shoot yourself in the foot for something unurgent like increasing swap space. Additionally I presume, that you won't be able to create ...
Note that ps (on my Ubuntu 14.04.2) shows "kswapd" as: root 39 2 0 Mar23 ? 00:03:27 [kswapd0] The "" surrounding the process name indicates that kswapd0 is a portion of the kernel code that, for system convenience, is running as a process. kswapd not only manages swapping, it also manages the flow of memory among buffers, ...
Ok I got my answer after doing some researching. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended to have the same amount of RAM for the swap partition. That means if you have 8 GB of RAM, you should have 8 GB of Swap space.
Boot a live system (for example boot from a usb stick). Resize sda2 all the way to the right. Move sda5 all the way to the right inside sda2. Resize sda2 from the left to the right. Resize sda1 all the way to the beginning of sda2. Apply after each single step in this case. Changing size on the right hand side will go fast, changing size on the left hand ...
Updated answer. Since I wrote the following I've noticed that according to the screenshot, your swapspace is not in use. If it were in use it would show as mounted. Since it is not being used (cannot be benefited from) you may as well first delete the swapspace (sda5) and then the extended partition. This will free up still more space and make the task ...
You wrote: So I took one of my external HDDs (total of 360G capacity with about 100G remaining) and issued the command to let it be used as a SWAP space. The antecedent of "it" is unclear, and the answer to your question depends on that detail: "It" = 100GiB Free Space If "it" refers to the 100GiB of free space you mention, then the appropriate ...
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